Dr. Nsalambi Vakanda Nkongolo

Dr. Nsalambi Vakanda Nkongolo

Assistant Professor
Navajo Technical University, USA


Highest Degree
Ph.D. in Environmental Geography from Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, South Africa

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Biography

Dr. Nsalambi Vakanda Nkongolo obtained his Ph.D. in Environmental Geography from Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, South Africa in 2011, Ph.D. in Soil Science (Soil Physics) from Laval University, Canada in 1997. Currently he is working as Principle Investigator, Cooperative Research Programs Professor at Lincoln University, USA. His area of interest related to Plant and Soil Sciences, such as Soil and Plant Science, Soil Physical Properties and Plant Growth, Environmental Science, Greenhouse Gases Emissions, and Geographic Information Systems. He is author and coauthor of 33 journals papers.

Area of Interest:

Plant and Soil Sciences
100%
Soil Management
62%
Soil Conservation
90%
Soil Properties
75%
Greenhouse Screening
55%

Selected Publications

  1. Leip, A., S. Ledgard, A. Uwizeye, J.C. Palhares and M.F. Aller et al., 2019. The value of manure - Manure as co-product in life cycle assessment. J. Environ. Manage., 241: 293-304.
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  2. Haruna, S.I. and N.V. Nkongolo, 2019. Tillage, cover crop and crop rotation effects on selected soil chemical properties. Sustainability, Vol. 11, No. 10. 10.3390/su11102770.
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  3. Rai, D. and N.V. Nkongolo, 2018. Comparison between a photo-acoustic analyzer system (PAS) and gas chromatograph (GC) for measuring CO2 and N2O emissions in a corn/soybean field. Trans. Kansas Acad. Sci., 121: 351-361.
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  4. Nkongolo, N.V., 2018. Effect of landscape position on the concentration and distribution of soil carbon fractions at busby forest in central missouri. Trans. Kansas Acad. Sci., 121: 377-386.
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  5. Nkongolo, N.V. and S. Sale, 2018. Monitoringsoil thermal propertiesand CO2, CH4 and NO2 emissions in a corn field in central Missouri. Discov. Agric., 4: 75-84.
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  6. Nkongolo, N.V. and F. Bapeamoni, 2018. The effect of land use type on butterfly diversity at masako forest reserve, kisangani, democratic Republic of Congo. Int. J. Biodivers. Conserv., 10: 131-144.
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  7. Haruna, S.I., S.H. Anderson, N.V. Nkongolo and S. Zaibon, 2018. Soil hydraulic properties: Influence of tillage and cover crops. Pedosphere, 28: 430-442.
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  8. Haruna, S.I., N.V. Nkongolo, S.H. Anderson, F. Eivazi and S. Zaibon, 2018. In situ infiltration as influenced by cover crop and tillage management. J. Soil Water Conserv., 73: 164-172.
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  9. Haruna, S.I., S.H. Anderson, N.V. Nkongolo, T. Reinbott and S. Zaibon, 2017. Soil thermal properties influenced by perennial biofuel and cover crop management. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J., 81: 1147-1156.
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  10. Zengeni, R., V. Kakembo and N.V. Nkongolo, 2016. Historical rainfall variability in selected rainfall stations in Eastern Cape, South Africa. S. Afr. Geogr. J., 98: 118-137.
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  11. Zengeni, R., V. Kakembo and N. Nkongolo, 2016. Soil carbon dioxide effluxes from different vegetation environments in semi-arid eastern cape, South Africa. Afr. J. Range Forage Sci., 33: 111-118.
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  12. Panday, D. and N.V. Nkongolo, 2016. Comparison of models for predicting pore space indices and their relationships with CO2 and N2O fluxes in a corn–soybean field. Can. J. Soil Sci., 96: 328-335.
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  13. Akinsete, S.J. and N.V. Nkongolo, 2016. Soil carbon and nitrogen fractions of a grassland in central missouri, USA. Commun. Soil Sci. Plant Anal., 47: 1128-1136.
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  14. Panday, D. and N.V. Nkongolo, 2015. Effect of soil air and water on greenhouse gases emissions in a corn-soybean rotation. Procedia Environ. Sci., 29: 293-294.
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  15. Panday, D. and N.V. Nkongolo, 2015. Soil water potential control of the relationship between moisture and greenhouse gas fluxes in corn-soybean field. Clim., 3: 689-696.
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  16. Nkongolo, N.V. and S.I. Haruna, 2015. Effect of tillage and cover crop on corn and soybean yields in a silt loam soil. Procedia Environ. Sci., 29: 15-16.
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  17. Haruna, S.I. and N.V. Nkongolo, 2015. Effects of tillage, rotation and cover crop on the physical properties of a silt-loam soil. Int. Agrophys., 29: 137-145.
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  18. Haruna, S.I. and N.V. Nkongolo, 2015. Cover crop management effects on soil physical and biological properties. Procedia Environ. Sci., 29: 13-14.
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  19. Kladivko, E.J., M.J. Helmers, L.J. Abendroth, D. Herzmann and R. Lal et al., 2014. Standardized research protocols enable transdisciplinary research of climate variation impacts in corn production systems. J. Soil Water Conserv., 69: 532-542.
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  20. Haruna, S.I. and N.V. Nkongolo, 2014. Spatial and fractal characterization of soil chemical properties and nutrients across depths in a clay-loam soil. Commun. Soil Sci. Plant Anal., 45: 2305-2318.
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  21. Haruna, S.I. and N.V. Nkongolo, 2013. Variability of soil physical properties in a clay-loam soil and its implication on soil management practices. ISRN Soil Sci. 10.1155/2013/418586.
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  22. Nkongolo, N.V., M. Yamada and I. Nakagawa, 2011. Effect of polyethylene mulching on the spatial variability of soil physical properties and growth parameters of taro (Colocasia esculantum). J. Hortic. For., 3: 358-365.
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  23. Nkongolo, N.V., 2011. Quantifying Greenhouse Gases (CO2, CH4 and N2O) Fluxes from Soil in a Pasture. In: GIS Applications in Agriculture, Volume 2: Nutrient Management for Energy Efficiency, Clay, D.E. and J.F. Shanahan (Eds.). Chapter 17, Taylor and Francis, Boca Raton, FL., USA., ISBN-13: 9781420092714, pp: 277-299.

  24. Nkongolo, N.V., S. Johnson, F. Eivazi and K. Schmidt, 2010. Greenhouse gases fluxes and soil thermal properties in a pasture in central Missouri. J. Environ. Sci., 22: 1029-1039.
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  25. Nkongolo, N.V., R. Hatano and V. Kakembo, 2010. Diffusivity models and greenhouse gases fluxes from a forest, pasture, grassland and corn field in Northern Hokkaido, Japan. Pedosphere, 20: 747-760.
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  26. Nkongolo, N.V. and C.J. Plassmeyer, 2010. Effect of vegetation type on soil physical properties at lincoln university living laboratory. Res. J. Forestry., 4: 1-13.
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  27. Nkongolo, N.V., K. Kuramochi and R. Hatano, 2009. Nitrous oxide (N2O) emissions from a Japanese lowland soil cropped to onion: I. Spatial and temporal variability of fluxes. Int. J. Agric. Res., 4: 17-28.
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  28. Nkongolo, N.V., K. Kuramochi and H. Ryusuke, 2009. Nitrous oxide (N2O) emissions from a Japanese lowland soil cropped to onion: I. Spatial and temporal variability of fluxes. Int. J. Agric. Res., 4: 1-16.
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  29. Williams, L. and N.V. Nkongolo, 2008. Soil carbon indices and greenhouse gases (CO2, CH4 and N2O) fluxes in a secondary forest. Trans. Missouri Acad. Sci., 42: 62-62.

  30. Paro, R.M., N.V. Nkongolo, F. Eivazi, N.O. Hoilett and S.J. Adisa, 2008. Soil thermal properties as potential controlling factors for CO2, N2O and CH4 emissions from a secondary forest in central missouri. JEMREST, 5: 211-220.
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  31. Nkongolo, N.V., K. Schmidt, R.M. Paro, N.O. Hoilett, S. J. Adisa and S.S. Johnson, 2008. Improved quantification of CO2, CH4 and N2O fluxes from soil in agricultural fields in central Missouri. JEMREST, 5: 119-132.
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  32. Nkongolo, N.V., K. Kuramochi and R. Hatano, 2008. Effect of mechanized tillage operations on soil physical properties and greenhouse gases fluxes in two agricultural fields. Res. J. Environ. Sci., 2: 68-80.
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  33. Nkongolo, N.V., K. Kuramochi and H. Ryusuke, 2008. Nitrous oxide (N2O) emissions from a Japanese lowland soil cropped to onion: II. Relationship with soil chemical properties. Int. J. Agric. Res., 3: 371-385.
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  34. Mitchell, L. and N.V. Nkongolo 2008. Carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions and soil chemical properties in a pasture. Trans. Missouri Acad. Sci., 42: 61-61.

  35. Hoilett, N.O., N.V. Nkongolo, R.J. Kremer, R.M. Paro, K. Schmidt, F. Eivazi and S.J. Adisa, 2008. Understanding the relationships between microbial biomass, enzyme and greenhouse gas efflux in a secondary forest in Missouri. JEMREST, 5: 190-199.
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  36. Gannaway, M. and N.V. Nkongolo, 2008. Short scale elevation affects the distribution of soil nutrients in a pasture. Trans. Missouri Acad. Sci., 42: 60-60.

  37. Adisa, S.J., N.V. Nkongolo, N.O. Hoilett, K. Schmidt, R.M. Paro and S.S. Johnson, 2008. Baseline concentrations of trace elements in two agricultural soil depths in central Missouri. J. Environ. Monitor. Restor., 5: 166-175.
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  38. Robert, P., N.V. Nkongolo, S. Johnson and F. Eivazi, 2007. Spatial variability of CO2, CH4 and N2O fluxes and soil thermal properties of a secondary forest soil in central missouri. JEMREST, 3: 42-52.
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  39. Nkongolo, N.V., M. Yamada and I. Nakagawa, 2007. Spatial variability selected soil physical properties and root growth of sweet corn. JEMREST, 3: 276-285.
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  40. Nkongolo, N.V., M. Yamada and A. Yamasaki, 2007. Response of cabbage to depth of transplanting, soil amendment and water stress on a Japanese volcanic ash soil. Afr. J. Agric. Res., 2: 214-222.
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  41. Nkongolo, N.V., M. Yamada and A. Yamasaki, 2007. Effect of animal manure on the physical properties of a volcanic ash soil and cabbage growth response. JEMREST, 3: 304-313.
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  42. Nkongolo, N.V., F. Gauthier and J. Caron, 2007. Effects of fresh and composted organic wastes on media physical properties and growth of three ornamental species. Int. J. Soil Sci., 2: 235-246.
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  43. Johnson, S., N.V. Nkongolo, R. Paro and F. Eivazi, 2007. Spatial variability of soil thermal properties and CO2, CH4 and N2O emissions from a pasture in central Missouri. Jemrest, 3: 314-322.
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  44. Nkongolo, N.V. and J. Caron, 2006. Pore space organization and plant response in peat substrates. II. Dendradethum Ramat. Sci. Res. Essays, 1: 93-102.
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  45. Nkongolo, N.V. and J. Caron, 2006. Pore space organization and plant response in peat substrates. I. Prinus x Cistena. Sci. Res. Essays, 1: 77-89.
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